Title of Art Piece: Backstage
Category: Painting – 2022
Student/Artist’s Name: Sophia Micciche
School: Soldotna High School
Grade: 10th
Artist Statement:

For this piece, I got my inspiration from the images of classic ballerinas. The idea was that they would all look very similar but still have differing traits to illustrate that while a group of dancers should move as one, their individual aura should also be portrayed. I also wanted to show the more raw side of ballet, which is why I wanted to paint the backstage before the show begins. My main media’s for this painting were watercolor paints and ink. I’d say my main struggle with this was the amount of people in one painting, but seeing as I’m trying to improve at portraiture, I’m glad I went for it.

Artwork Dimensions: 12″ wide x 14″ high